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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Ethiopia gets €10 m from EU to support judicial reforms

The European Union on Thursday announced a support package to support Ethiopia in the area of justice and rule of law.   The €10 million package was unveiled after a meeting between Ambassador of the EU to Ethiopia, Johan Borgstam, and Ethiopia’s Chief Justice, Meaza Ashenafi.   According to Meaza Ashenafi, the EU boost was […]

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Africa’s visa openness improves; challenges persist – Report

The Republic of Benin and Seychelles have ended this year in the top spot of the Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2018.  According to the report, Benin introduced a visa-free policy for all nationals of African countries, joining Seychelles in the category of most visa open nations on the continent.  The Visa Openness Index assesses […]

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Russian bank ‘mistakenly’ grants $12bn loans to CAR

Vneshtorgbank, Russian Foreign Trade Bank, mistakenly assigned a $12 billion loan to the Central African Republic. The loan was mentioned in a quarterly VTB financial report published by the Russian central bank. In that report, there was a chart listing VTB’s outstanding loans to a dozen countries. In the chart, next to the Central African […]

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Tunisia to receive $500 million Saudi loan

Saudi Arabia will give Tunisia a $500 million loan at a favorable interest rate, Reuters reported on Wednesday. According to Nourredine Ben Ticha, an advisor to the president, Tunisia will announce in a few days important deals with Saudi Arabia, including a loan with low interest rate, agreements on investment and other important details. Tunisia […]

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Tunisia: UN Human Rights chief welcomes equal inheritance bill

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday said the Tunisian Cabinet’s approval of draft inheritance equality bill is a significant step towards gender equality in the North African nation. The bill to equalize inheritance between men and women is among the most hotly debated of a raft of proposed social reforms, […]

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Morocco wants official response from Algeria to royal call for Dialogue

Following the recent call launched by King Mohammed VI to neighboring Algeria for a direct, open and frank dialogue to resolve all the Moroccan-Algerian issues, Morocco made several formal and informal moves to establish contact with Algerian authorities at ministerial level, but to no avail. So, Moroccan Foreign Minister held on Monday (Nov.26) at his […]

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Guterres condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria, pledges UN ‘solidarity’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the recurrent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in northern Nigeria that have taken a heavy toll on civilians and security forces. On Monday, his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, issued a statement extending the UN chief’s “heartfelt condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the families of those […]

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Ugandan-Somali Summit Talks

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on Saturday held talks with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, in Kampala. According to the State House statement, the two leaders discussed areas of cooperation between Somalia and Uganda particularly in the areas of peace, security, defense, education, trade and investment. Uganda is the biggest contributor of troops to […]

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Morocco foils over 68,000 illegal migration attempts up to Sept 2018

The number of illegal migration attempts foiled by Morocco stands at 68,000 from 2002 up to September 2018, Delegate Minister to the Interior minister Noureddine Boutayeb said. As part of its crackdown on migrant trafficking network, 122 trafficking gangs were dismantled said Boytayeb at the Africa Security Forum held by Atlantic think tank in Rabat. […]

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Morocco successfully sends second earth observation satellite into Orbit

Morocco has reinforced its earth observation capabilities with the launch of a second satellite, baptized Mohammed VI-B, on Wednesday from the Kourou space center in Guiana. The satellite was launched by European Arianespace company which operates the Vego rockets that successfully delivered the Moroccan satellite into orbit. Moroccan officials said the satellite will be used […]

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